Drage drage/ Expensive Darlings

Maja Delak’s eleventh performance is the first production by the newly founded Zavod Emanat (Emanat Institute). A dance piece based on the pleasure of the physical and moving, Expensive Darlings is conditioned by the quasi-institutional status of contemporary dance in Slovenia. The choreographer invited five dancers and actresses to participate in the process of exploring the coexistence of various types of personal engagement, as well as various kinds of aspiration of the contemporary dance corpus. How to realise the impacts of aspiration and one’s own openness? How to allow the coexistence of somebody else’s wish?
Through a series of ten performances choreographer and dancer Maja Delak has travelled many worlds which - in spite of various themes and modes of work - like a cross-section unite the anchoring point of the author’s dance poetics in which she ever more clearly defines the methodologies of contemporary dance. In 2006 Maja Delak founded the Emanat Institute which, by way of productions as well as publishing (Prehodi imprints) and education (AGON), aims to promote and affirm contemporary dance. Katja Praznik

Concept and choreography: Maja Delak
Authors and performers: Maja Delak, Barbara Krajnc,
Jelena Rusjan, Vlasta Veselko, Urška Vohar, Nataša Živković
Dramaturgy: Katja Praznik
Set design: Marko Peljhan
Music: Gipo Gurrado
Lighting design: Urška Vohar
Costume design: Nadja Bedjanič
Photo by: Zoe Vincenti
Executive producer: Sabina Potočki
Production assistant: Nina Janež

Produced by: EMANAT Institute
Co-produced by: City of Women – Association for the
promotion of women in culture, Ljubljana Dance Theatre

Organized by: City of Women
In collaboration with: EMANAT,
Ljubljana Dance Theatre

Date and time of event: 
Oct 06th 20:00
Place of event: 
Plesni teater Ljubljana
Date and time of event: 
Oct 07th 21:30
Place of event: 
Plesni teater Ljubljana
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